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Wild Tigers I Have Known (2006)

Not Rated | | Drama | 25 May 2007 (UK)
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A lyrical telling of the coming of age of a 13-year-old boy who learns to cope with his newfound sexuality and his unrequited love for the cool kid in school.

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Cam Archer

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Cam Archer
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Malcolm Stumpf Malcolm Stumpf ... Logan
Patrick White ... Rodeo
Max Paradise Max Paradise ... Joey
Fairuza Balk ... Logan's Mom
Kim Dickens ... The Counselor
Tom Gilroy ... The Principal
Ruth Elliott Ruth Elliott ... Leah (voice)
Joey Coffman Joey Coffman
Tim Greer Tim Greer ... Teacher
Dash Mann Dash Mann
Derek Mitchler Derek Mitchler
Kylee Mains ... Excited woman / Teacher (as Kylee Lehe)
Teresa Morales Teresa Morales
James Porter James Porter
Bernadette Wilson ... Teacher
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Storyline

Junior high in a time of rotary phones. Cougars have been spotted in the area. Logan is 13, the odd kid, with an active imagination and few friends. His young, single mother seems stressed. Latency is giving way to puberty, and Logan, who keeps a tube of lipstick in his dresser, may be gay or, more mysterious, transgender. He stares at himself in the mirror. He becomes friends with Rodeo, older and more mature, good-looking, with girlfriends. They take walks. Logan calls Rodeo and pretends to be a girl. Will he disclose himself to Rodeo? The kids at school talk. The school wants to promote kindness and tolerance. There are stories of child suicide. How do we find our way? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Дикие тигры, которых я знал See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Cruz, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,515, 4 March 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$9,946
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Cut and Paste Films See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Logan: Sometimes, the most beautiful things are the most innocent things, and they keep passing us by. I won't let them pass you by.
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Connections

Featured in Indie Sex: Teens (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

O Mio Babbino Caro
Written and Composed by Giacomo Puccini
Performed by Natalie Ballenger
Recording Copyright Wild Tigers, LLC
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Teenaged angst a'la mode
10 June 2007 | by Seamus2829See all my reviews

Any of us who had to deal with the awkwardness of early adolescence in Middle School will certainly be able to at least appreciate this film. Anyone who is/was gay & dealing with the same angst will be able to strongly relate to the central protagonist. This is a quiet,slow moving film that seems to channel the kindred spirits of Gus Van Sant (who, by some chance is one of the executive producers of the film),Kenneth Anger (mostly known for his experimental films with a gay theme back in the 1960's),and Derek Jarman (another openly gay film maker that we sadly lost some years back from AIDS),who like the two former,had a strong gay theme running through his films (there was almost always full frontal male nudity in his films),and was no stranger to experimenting with film (his final film 'Blue' was his most boldly experimental film that was ballyhooed by critics & audiences,resulting in it's distributor pulling out). 'Tigers' seems to be a first film for it's writer/director, as a certain level of self indulgence is obvious. Wild Tigers I Have Known would probably be a contender for a film festival that is targeted at a (mostly)gay audience, although one doesn't have to be gay to appreciate it.


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